Mar 26, 2015, 10:03 AM
(Friday Issue, 1 July 2016)
Entertainment, a talent agency and media production company, has partnered with
the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS) to make a reality TV show,
dubbed Rising Star Africa Gambia Chapter.
Speaking in a press conference at a hotel in Bijilo, Mariama Bangura, CEO of Bangz Entertainment, said the show is designed to entertain and inspire the general public for innovation.
“The show is geared towards discovering and promoting local talents of any type by providing a platform for contestants to showcase their talents,” she said.
CEO Bangura said the participants will be auditioned by a panel of judges and each stage of the elimination will be aired on the TV for viewers to vote for their favourite contestants.
“The final will be done in a prestigious auditorium in front of a live audience where a winner will emerge and go home with a grand prize,” she explained.
Tentatively, the programme will hold from 19 August to 12 November but auditions will start in early August in four locations in Greater Banjul and Kombos.
Bangura pointed out that the show will provide a platform for amateur talents to contribute to the socio-economic development and it will as well provide entertainment to the viewers.
She said the contestants will be given the opportunity to pursue their dreams by showcasing their talents on national television.
“There are talented people out there who are not yet discovered; there are young people whose dreams are to become renowned musicians, actors, dancers, painters, the list goes on whose ultimate dreams are to make a significant impact internationally,” she affirmed.
Kemo Jatta, senior marketing manager at GRTS, called on institutions and partners to give support the reality TV show by sponsoring it.